Metadata and Description for Digital Special Collections

$175.00

Dates: September 7 - October 4
March 1 - March 28

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Methods and standards for metadata and description for unique digital collections are varied and present digital curators, catalogers and metadata librarians with a wide array of options, which can at times seem daunting. This course is designed to give the student an overview of current standards, schemas and applications of medatada models designed for the description and organization of digital collections, whether they be materials in an institutional repository or digital special collections.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Methods and standards for metadata and description for unique digital collections are varied and present digital curators, catalogers and metadata librarians with a wide array of options, which can at times seem daunting. This course is designed to give the student an overview of current standards, schemas and applications of medatada models designed for the description and organization of digital collections, whether they be materials in an institutional repository or digital special collections. We begin by exploring theory and current trends in description of digital collections, then delve into the standards and schemas most commonly adopted, and finally discuss how to apply metadata schemas in a repository environment, in order to meet the needs of a digital curation program.

Course goals:

  • Gain an understanding of the current metadata schemas and data models used in digital collection settings, including descriptive, administrative, and preservation metadata
  • Understand how to select and design an appropriate metadata profile to meet the needs of a digital curation program
  • Explore how metadata creation and maintenance are influenced by organizational, ethical, and legal contexts

This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in Digital Curation, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

This course can be taken as one of eight courses needed to earn our Certificate in Cataloging and Technical Services, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Elliot Williams

Elliot WilliamsElliot Williams is the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian at the University of Miami, where he manages metadata for the libraries’ unique digital resources. Elliot has over five years of experience with cataloging and metadata, working with a variety of systems, materials, and schemas. He holds an MS in Information Studies, with a focus on archives and records management, from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in American History from the University of Miami.

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